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Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
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    Security Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Accuvant

    Pros

    Training and communication are srtong points

    Cons

    Travel can be hard when not spread out

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Security Architecture

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    Current Employee - Director of Security Architecture in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Director of Security Architecture in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Growth: A major private equity firm recently acquired a majority stake in Accuvant.
    - Knowledge: Many companies I have worked at in the past had many talented employees however Accuvant blows all of then out of the water with the number of staff with extremely high technical knowledge.
    - Culture: The culture at Accuvant stretching from the senior management team to junior consultants is amazing. The day to day is a relaxed atmosphere where results matter much more than internal appearance, etc. When working with clients we always make sure to put our best foot forward.
    - Equality: I will never forget our yearly company kick off, where employees from all over the country converge on Denver, when the CEO put an emphasis on equality numerous times. I knew at that point that this is a company I could work at for a long time.
    - Senior Management: The guys who founded Accuvant are great people. To this day they still make time for any employee and when they do make/have that time they are sincere.

    Cons

    - Growth: I did list this as a positive as well because of the opportunities available during a companies rapid growth. This type of Growth also brings a lot of work which can make things hectic at times. The beauty of it though is the fact that I love the work that I do.
    - Politics: I do my best to stay away from internal politics though because of Accuvant's rapid growth it is to be expected there will always be people positioning for new titles, positions and larger salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing. It is amazing what has been accomplished and I look forward to many more years of the same.

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    Great Company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Denver, CO

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Accuvant is a great company that really cares about their employees. Their headquarters is in the heart of downtown Denver with breathtaking views of the mountains. I loved working with everyone on my team and got along with most everyone at the organization. I love that Dan Burns the CEO is so accessible. He treats every employee like they are special, he knows everyone's names no matter how small your role. My direct manager was by far the best I have ever worked for, the kind of manager that makes you want to do a great job. The entire marketing/ communications team is really amazing. For such a large company we had a very small team and were expected to do a lot with a little. Everyone on the team was really good at their jobs and worked hard to get things done. Accuvant really does take care of their employees, the company meeting every year brings everyone together and pumps everyone up, its a really great experience. I left only because I moved across the country but I would work here again if the opportunity came up. Overall I feel very lucky to have worked at Accuvant.

    Cons

    Our team was really not given all of the resources to do our jobs which meant that we worked a lot of long hours to get everything done. The fact that the management would not get a real CRM tool was a huge negative to working there. Accuvant's benefits could be better, they dont do any 401K matching etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I first started there they would fly everyone new into town for "Accuvant Essentials" a training program. I thought that this was really great since most of our sales team worked remotely and it gave them an opportunity to really get to know the company and connect. At some point due to budget cuts they stopped doing this and started doing it remotely which I think lead to a lot more turn over on the sales team. My advice to management would be to bring back Accuvant Essentials.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rapidly growing and expanding company. This is a company where finding the right solution, not just any solution, is the culture. Teamwork is key and everyone is willing to lend a hand when asked. Our customers appreciate our dedication to them rather than pushing a vendor agenda. Company promotes ideas and continuous improvement.

    Cons

    Extreme growth comes with challenges. Those problems are usually good problems not bad problems though.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A rapidly growing company where hard work pays off

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great resources available to sales people, a fair but firm culture, respect and trust from managers (I guess this differs by team), no babysitting, excellent relationships in the security space, superior delivery of consulting services you can be proud of, ability to deliver the top security technologies in the world today

    Cons

    Focused on the metrics, dont expect to get away with coasting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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    Rewarding work and lots of travel

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    Current Employee - Security Consultant in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Great opportunity to gain experience working with different industries and building solid professional connections.
    - Fun travel opportunities
    - Excellent exposure to different technologies and vendors

    Cons

    - Training can be difficult to come by. You will need to sacrifice weekends to stay on top of technology.
    - Does not include 401k match or education reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue rewarding exceptional contributors and dedicate two weeks a year for a consultant to attend a training course.

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    Strong security focus.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time

    Pros

    Relationships matter a great deal.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to decide what it wants to be when it grows up.

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time

    Pros

    Accuvant has the culture of putting the client's needs first. This is pervasive in all parts of the business. Working here has allowed me to truly make an impact on my clients security posture.

    Cons

    As the company grows there is a constant need to find talented people, which is hard.
    There is a great deal of information which needs to be learned quickly and the process of teaching new people is not very refined.

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  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    I liked working here as a partner services consultant. Wouldn't mind coming back but under my rules.

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    Former Employee - Partner Services Consultant
    Former Employee - Partner Services Consultant

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Competitive Salary
    - Good retirement plan
    - Good health benefits
    - Awesome team mates and staff
    - Full partner support

    Cons

    - No time for training.
    - Too much travel, its customer project driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though us consultants are road warriors, we need a break from the road from time to time. Leverage backup resources to give back some personal time for your consultants. Give props to those who deserve it. We would like to know we are making a difference in the company. Also, offer training for your employees because technology is always advancing and I can't learn the new stuff if I'm always on the road at a customer site every week.

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    Exciting company, hard work pays off

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Accuvant

    Pros

    Accuvant is growing +30% a year and has become a clear leader in the information security space. Has won numerous partner of the year awards from companies like McAfee, RSA, Aruba, Palo Alto.

    Great sales culture, strong experience/skills on team. History of meeting and exceeding aggressive growth targets. Top performers are well compensated and recognized.

    According to CIO magazine, 2 of the top 10 security researchers in the world (Litchfield and Miller) work at Accuvant. Other consulting departments are attracting thought leaders in certain technology sectors as well--David Swift building great SIEM practice for example.

    If you are good at your job, you get rewarded. Negative reviews seem to be from folks who struggled to succeed. That certainly happens, but the company wouldn't be growing if it didn't make good use of people and put them in a position to be successful. I'm still here and I really like it. Best job I've ever had in fact. If you have a passion for information security and good expertise, you will have a lot of opportunity at Accuvant.

    Cons

    Accuvant is growing very fast and that has sometimes meant a bumpy ride. Systems have not always kept pace with the company's needs. Initiatives to improve internal functions don't always get executed, and those that do can take a while to produce benefits.

    It is a numbers/results driven culture. I don't necessarily view that as a negative, but if you're looking for a place where you don't have to contribute much and still have good job security, Accuvant is not for you.

    Don't know what reviews that mention "good ole boy" management are talking about--management team is ambitous and promotes a meritocracy culture. They could do a better job of providing more performance reviews though--comp plans seem to be primary way of providing feedback. You also need to make sure management knows you want to move up--promotions are competitive and there's no "standard" career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep recognizing and rewarding your top talent, and keep hiring good people. Provide clear vision on best solutions for clients. The rest will take care of itself.

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